“I feel unburdened... the pump has let Jurr and its caring people start loving each other again and participating in each other’s sadness and happiness – after a decade, Jurr finally seems to be coming back to life.”
- Asim, farmer and father
1. Guaranteed Safe Water:
BES enabled filtered, safe water for ~ 2,000 villagers or 500 families every day for the next 25 Years: 85 million servings of clean water every year!
There has been a 97% immediate reduction in time spent gathering water: from 3 hours to only 10 mins as the pump is installed in village center. This unlocks hours of productivity for women & children who would otherwise have to walk to distant wells
2. Reduced Diseases:
The reported instances of water-borne diseases in Jurr decreased by 17% since installation in 2014
3. Improved Literacy Rates:
Middle school enrollment for young boys and girls has risen by over 12% since 2014; most of the water gathering in Jurr used to be done by children as fathers tended to livestock and farms and mothers took care of household chores. Children in Jurr no longer have to walk long distances to a water well.
4. Increased Income:
Plentiful hydration during the hot summer months (and at the peak of the harvest season) has become key to productivity for workers and higher disposable income
Easy and guaranteed access to clean water has helped members of the community achieve a sense of ease and spend more time in their vocation. Taking a bottoms up and community-specific holistic approach to their unique problems has enabled Bondh-E-Shams to tackle the water problem, increase labor productivity (proxy for long-term income levels) and education levels, setting the community on the path of breaking free from the circular poverty trap.
We intend to replicate such results in communities you sponsor.